QUIXOTE SANCHO DULCINEA
Argamasilla de Alba, la Mancha, in the prison at the Casa- Cueva de Medrano, Miguel de Cervantes began writing his novel.
QUIXOTE, SANCHO and DULCINEA are part of the collective memory of the elderly and children of Argamasilla de Alba, so Guido Dettoni wanted to meet this memory to discover the faces of the three. He started this Transmutation process from the creations shaped and contained by the hands of the elderly and children with local natural wax while listening to fragments of the novel and to music. The elderly at the Cueva de Medrano, the children at the church of San Juan Bautista, el Descubierto.
The shapes submerged in water, to harden by cooling, were the result of the experience together with their memory: the one the artist wanted to meet to discover that they contained the parts to depict the faces of Quixote, Sancho, and Dulcinea. His compositions confirm it:
This Transmutation held in Argamasilla de Alba, La Mancha, inspired Guido Dettoni to create his own QUIXOTESANCHO’s sculpture.